City of Hawthorne logoThe City of Hawthorne is proud to announce a series of meaningful and enriching events scheduled for the month of September. Throughout the month, our community will celebrate diversity, honor history, and connect people with City resources at our 9/11 ceremony, 3rd Annual world festival, and household hazardous waste event.

“We are excited to continue our robust roster of events as Hawthorne’s students return to the classroom,” said City Manager Vontray Norris. “We hope that our events create opportunities for folks of all ages to
learn and make connections with their community.”

9/11 Ceremony
On Monday, September 11, the City of Hawthorne will hold a solemn 9/11 memorial ceremony at the Hawthorne City Hall. This event marks the 22nd anniversary of the tragic September 11 attacks. Mayor Alex Vargas, along with Mayor Pro Tem Angie Reyes English and Council Members Katrina Manning, Alex Monteiro, and David Patterson, will lead the ceremony.

The event serves as a moment to remember the heroes and victims of that fateful day, while also acknowledging the unwavering dedication of local first responders and emergency personnel. Attendees are invited to convene with other community members following the ceremony for refreshments and conversation. No RSVP is necessary to attend this event.

3rd Annual World Festival
Our vibrant community of over 88,000 includes members of a wide variety of backgrounds. In its ongoing pursuit to enhance the quality of life for all its residents, the City proudly presents the 3rd Annual World Festival on September 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hawthorne’s motto of being the “City of Good Neighbors” comes to life as this festival unites our community.

Similarly to our previous world festivals, the event will celebrate a wide variety of music genres, dance styles, customs, cuisine, crafts, and cultural presentations, including performances by members of the community.

At the heart of world fest it is the desire to foster unity and understanding among the City’s residents local businesses will have a platform to showcase their products, while food trucks, and vendors will contribute to the event. The festival aims to create an immersive experience where attendees can learn more about how to support one another while enjoying Hawthorne’s diverse art scene. If local business owners are interested in participating in the event, they can contact to register.

Household Hazardous Waste Event
Unsure of how to dispose of your used drain openers, pesticides, or propane tanks? On Saturday, September 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Los Angeles County household hazardous waste collection event will take place at the Betty Ainsworth Sports Center. This event allows residents to properly and responsibly dispose of household hazardous waste items, including paint, cleaning products, batteries, electronic waste (e-waste), and more. Stop by and help us create a safer local environment.

Participation is free of charge for Los Angeles County residents. For specific details about accepted items, event location, and any additional information, contact the Los Angeles County Sanitation District at (800) 238-0173 or

By coming together to embrace cultural differences, remember shared history, and protect the environment, the residents of Hawthorne continue to uphold their city's legacy as the “City of Good Neighbors.”

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